30 August 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Curious similarity in weather. Dull, cloudy morning: bright afternoon + dull evening. Wind E. very slight. Cycled to Faldonside. Miss Dees1 better: good night 4 h [hours] sleep. Temp. 99. Went on via Bowden Moor to Prieston. Did Faldonside again before dinner. Dora + Boyack2 at Wellwood for tea. Bella3 in bed with asthma. David [Graham] had to go to Yarrowford at night to Mrs Reid + took D. + B. [Dora Muir and Miss Boyack] with him.

1 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920) had suffered a head injury in a car accident 24 August 1920; she was the daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside

2 Miss Boyack was a friend of Dora’s who stayed with the Muirs from 3rd to 31st August 1920; perhaps they knew one another from wartime nursing (she went on a number of Dr Muir’s calls and assisted on at least one occasion) but she is otherwise unidentified

3 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-?1952), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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rumblingclint

Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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